The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestral showcase will take place on October 20, 2019 at The Artscape Theatre. The CPO Spectacular is in collaboration with the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
You will be transported into a world of exciting music, light and spectacle with music from the Beatles to Abba, Queen and more. As usual the concert will offer a professional platform to a host of performers including soprano Lynelle Kenned, saxophonist Don Vino, Jarrad Ricketts, Township Opera and members of the Zip Zap Circus. New to the CPO platform are dancing pair Oleksii and Michele, singing group Asili, crooners Tracey-Lee Oliver and Madeegha Anders. On the podium will be the CPO’s resident conductor, Brandon Phillips; Aviva Pelham is the musical director and the master of ceremonies will be top comedian Alan Committie. Lighting design is by Faheem Bardien.
Louis Heyneman CEO of the CPO says that this concert is the fourth in a series that seeks to showcase young and emerging talent with a symphony orchestra will repeat a winning pattern that the CPO has established over the last few years.
Concertgoers can expect to hear symphonic versions of the most iconic songs from the past few decades while Zip Zap jugglers and acrobats move to Rossini and Khatchaturian. Township Opera will sing Circle of Life and Back of the Moon while Lynell Kenned and Jarrad Ricketts will bring you Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe’s Barcelona. There’s much more in the line-up which is bound to have you shouting for more.